Tale of Tales (15)

Mon 25 Jul 2016, Thu 28 Jul 2016, Sat 30 Jul 2016 | 7.30pm | £6*

*Please note that there is a £1.50 fee per transaction


Tale of Tales (15)

Dir. Matteo Garrone, Italy, France, UK, 2015, 125 mins

Hailed as a masterpiece at Cannes 2015, Tale of Tales is a sumptuous, seductive and macabre re­telling of Giambattista Basile’s classic Italian fairy tales by renowned director Matteo Garrone (Gomorrah, Reality).

Comprising three wildly fantastical stories, including a queen who gives birth after eating a sea monster’s heart, an old peasant woman who finds youth after falling asleep in an enchanted forest and a proud king who raises a flea as his child, these are tales that your parents never dared tell you. Set in an epic landscape filled with a host of bizarre characters (played by a stunning ensemble cast of Salma Hayek, John C. Reilly, Vincent Cassel, Toby Jones and Stacy Martin), this outlandish, grotesque and beguiling fantasy world is like nothing you’ve seen before.

Beautifully shot, with a spine­tingling soundtrack by Oscar-­winning composer Alexandre Desplat (The Grand Budapest Hotel, Rust & Bone), Tale of Tales is a lavish production from the makers of High­-Rise and Sexy Beast. Deliciously dark, wickedly funny and outrageously entertaining, these adult ­only fairy tales are a breathtaking work of cinematic escapism.

‘Visually wonderful … Fabulous in every sense’ 

‘A wildly imaginative fairy tale fantasy’ 

‘A readymade cult item’ ★★★★

Thursday Meal Deal


*or a substitute beverage of your choice

Join us for a special meal deal before Thursday’s film.

Showing Times:

  • Mon 25 Jul: 7.30pm
  • Thu 28 Jul: 7.30pm
  • Sat 30 Jul: 7.30pm

Venue: Exeter Phoenix

Share this:

If you like this, try